How the mind and body will change if you meditate daily for two years: a blogger shares his experience

Dmytro IvancheskulLife
Even a few minutes of meditation can change your life

A daily 10-minute meditation in two weeks will help you to gain calmness, and later on, it will give you energy and teach you to concentrate on your tasks. It won't be easy to achieve, but the result can exceed all expectations.

Blogger Moreno Zugaro talked about this. He admits that at first he actually hated meditation, but it helped him to become better.

"Breathe in. Exhale. Follow your breath. That's all you need to do." I used to hate these words because they seem almost impossible to do if you have a busy mind," the blogger wrote.

He explained that constant stress at work, failures in personal life, and dissatisfaction with oneself or one's body lead to a person being in a constant state of nervousness, and his thoughts jumping one after another, not giving his head rest.

Zugaro noted that a Harvard study showed that regular meditation can physically change the human brain, a process called neuroplasticity.

How the brain responds to meditation

The blogger noted that at first, the most difficult part of the meditation process was staying consistent and controlling his thoughts. He developed a "body scanning" technique when he concentrated his attention on a part of his body during meditation and tried to feel it. In this way, he managed not to be distracted by thoughts, which appeared less and less with each meditation.

Zugaro also explained that it is important not to try to drive thoughts out of your head, but to maximize the time interval between thoughts about work, food, etc.

"Despite the fact that meditation is so popular, most people still don't know what it is. That's what meditation really is: doing nothing and thinking about nothing until you are left with only pure being. This is what spiritual gurus call Nirvana, Oneness, and other fancy words. In this state, there are no problems, no thoughts, no stress – only pure consciousness. At first, you will only experience brief moments, but they will move into your daily life," Zugaro explained, warning that it will require "patience and consistency."

After two weeks, meditation became a habit for the blogger, even though it was still difficult to control his thoughts. However, even after such a short period, he began to feel calmer and less likely to let his thoughts control his mood and behavior.

After three months of regular meditation, the positive effects became more and more noticeable. In particular, as the blogger notes, he learned to concentrate on the task at hand not for a short period of time, but for several hours without being distracted by his phone or his thoughts. He also claims that he developed a kind of "sixth sense" that helped him to be more aware of himself and organize his thoughts.

A year later, he learned to be even more focused on his goal, to control the negativity that arises in his thoughts, and to be more self-aware.

During the second year of meditation, all these "discoveries" became even more solidified and made his life better and calmer.

Zugaro writes that meditation has allowed him to realize that only the mind determines what is a problem and what is not, and controlling his thoughts will allow him not to invent unnecessary problems.

"It's scary to imagine how much time we spend captive to our thoughts or running away from them. Meditation helps to meet them face to face," the blogger said.

For those who want to try meditation, the blogger also published some tips:

  • Start small. The first sessions can last only a minute. It's better to do something than nothing. Build a habit first and then improve it;
  • Do not use a voice assistant as it will only distract you;
  • Study at the same time, in the same place;
  • Don't be discouraged if it is difficult at first;
  • Do not miss meditation twice in a row. One missed session can happen, two missed sessions can easily turn into three, and three and four can turn into never;
  • Keep track of yourself to notice the effect. For example, start keeping a diary.

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